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Promoting Our Brand Using Hashtag Photo Booths

Promoting Our Brand Using Hashtag Photo Booths

While many brands are actively doing self-promotion on social media sites, the real magic with any kind of social marketing happens when your customers promote your brand for you because they want to.  These genuine mentions of your company have the opportunity to go viral and generate some real traction that is more effective than any paid advertising campaign.  Typically, as a brand, you do not have the means to encourage these types of recommendations to happen, but we have been testing a new way to encourage people to speak about our brand on their social media accounts.  We have done this by using the hashtag photo booth from

Hashtag Photo Booth from BrankRocket

The hashtag photo booth is an automated hashtag printing kiosk.  It provides a unique way to incentivise consumers to promote your business or products through their Twitter and Instagram social media accounts.  The way it works is very simple:

  1. They take a picture
  2. They upload your image to Instagram or Twitter with a unique hashtag
  3. They select your image on the automated kiosk and hit print

BrandRocket offers the automated hashtag printing kiosk in Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa, and it is the first social media marketing tool of its’ kind in the area.  We have tried it at a number of tradeshows as well as a few events that we have hosted, and it has really worked well as a brand marketing tool.  We found that it gives us the opportunity to reach and engage potential customers that we would normally would not have access to.

It has been a very effective marketing tool for our organization.

To learn more about the hashtag photo booth and how you can use it in your brand marketing campaigns, visit BrandRocket at

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May 25, 20150 comments
Getting Medical Detox from Opiates

Getting Medical Detox from Opiates

My brother struggled with addictions from an early age, but over the course of the last couple of years, his life took a turn for the worse.  You see, he has never really been one to make good choices in life, but he was pushed over the edge when his girlfriend passed away.  It was in a terrible car crash, and he took it pretty hard.  It happened on the weekend he was going to propose to her, and her death spun him out of control.

He started drinking heavily and started using heroin.  He went from a fun loving brother to something a lot more sinister and dark.  It don’t think that it helped that alcoholism ran in our family, and Michael became a heroin addict.

His drug problem affected every aspect of his life from his job to his family relationships.  His substance abuse problem was ruining his life, and I wanted to do something about it.

While I tried to convince him that he needed to get heroin treatment, it wasn’t until my uncle passed away that he had another wakeup call.  Uncle Steve was a heroin addict as well, and he passed away at the young age of fifty five.

That gave Michael the wakeup call that he needed.

With my help, we enrolled him in the Boynton beach drug detox program.  They have a comprehensive program that will help Michael to set his life straight and help him break free of the addiction that has been controlling his life.  We know that it will take some time to go through the program, but I am looking forward to getting my brother back.

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Give Yourself the Competitive Advantage in Any Marketplace

Give Yourself the Competitive Advantage in Any Marketplace

One of the biggest time-sucks for any business is research.  This can affect just about any aspect of your business including

  • product creation
  • traffic
  • marketing

Unfortunately for most businesses, doing any kind of research in these areas requires time and money.  While working on figuring out your marketing plan, you might be distracted from working on what is important – your business.

But there is a way to get a competitive advantage.


Well, what if you could have access to what is working right now online for everything from generating traffic to your website, to the best converting sales letters, and the converting opportunities for your business? 

Do you think that it would make your job easier having a library of research at your fingertips?

You bet it would.

Doing something like this on your own would require a huge investment of both time and money.  But having this kind of information right at your fingertips would ensure success in any business venture that you decided to enter.

Want to learn how to have a competitive advantage in any marketplace?

Shortcut your success with the world’s largest collection of proven swipe files that will accelerate your product creation, traffic, sales, conversions, authority & online profits.  Visit to learn more.

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Finding an Apartment in London

Finding an Apartment in London

In about a month’s time, I will be traveling to London for work.  We are meeting some new clients in person over there, and provided that our initial meeting goes well, I am expecting to spend about three weeks over there working.  While this might sound fun, it has been a real challenge finding lodging.

On one hand I could stay at a hotel the entire time, but the truth of the matter is that it would be very expensive.  We want to walk away from this client with money in-hand, so wasting it all on a hotel room makes no sense.

There had to be a more economical way for our company to secure lodging for three weeks.

While looking for a solution, I was able to find a good discount at Airbnb.  This site provided the opportunity for someone like myself to find lodging at a rate that was much lower than any hotel room I could find.  Honestly, I wasn’t sacrificing anything by going this route, and I would be just as cozy staying in an apartment.

So, I booked it.

While we have never done this type of booking in the past, staying in an apartment will now be the way we operate moving forward.  It just makes sense.

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May 22, 20150 comments
Played Final Fantasy 14 All Night

Played Final Fantasy 14 All Night

Well, it is just after six in the morning and I need to go to bed.  What started out as “just a few hours” of playing Final Fantasy XIV last night turned into an all-nighter.  I was pretty excited to play after buying some FFXIV gil to upgrade my equipment, and after the shopping spree I had in the game, I decided to play a little.

I had all of my snacks and a big bottle of pop right at my desk to drink, so there was no reason for me to get up.  Sure, I took a few breaks to stare out at the city below me, but otherwise, I was content to sit at the computer and play all night.

I had a lot of fun.

Thankfully I have the day off of work today, so I can head to bed right after eating some breakfast.  I will have to sleep for awhile, but I might get up later to keep playing.  It is really nice to finally play a game that has hooked me – it has been so long since one has really grabbed me and hooked me in.

Well, I’m off to bed for a few hours – when I get up, I will have to play for a bit longer since FFXIV is so much fun.

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Buying New Equipment in RuneScape 3.0

Buying New Equipment in RuneScape 3.0

While I haven’t been playing RuneScape 3 for very long, I love it.  I have played the RuneScape series since the beginning, and RS3 has been the most beautiful installment yet.  It is my escape for when I am home from work and the kids are in bed, and I really wish I could play it a lot more than I do.

The one area that I struggle in the game is with gold.  I don’t have the time to really dedicate to the game, so if there is a new piece of equipment that I would like to buy, it would just take me too long to collect enough money on my own.  So there are many areas where my character just can’t handle the monsters, and I have been looking for ways to remedy that situation.

After doing a little research, I found a place to buy RS 3 gold.  The site I found was, a marketplace for people looking to buy currencies for their favorite games.  What I loved was that they really focused on two things: quick delivery and safety.  No one wants to get their account banned for buying gold, and these guys knew the safe way to transfer gold to my account.

It only took a few hours after I bought the gold to have it transferred to my account, and I was able to use it immediately.  I upgraded my character’s equipment and the game became a whole lot easier.  If I ever need to upgrade my equipment in the future, I will buy some RS3 gold again as it makes more sense than wasting time farming for it.

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May 21, 20150 comments
Bought Some Gil in Final Fantasy XIV

Bought Some Gil in Final Fantasy XIV

I have been a real Final Fantasy fan since the original came out for the Nintendo Entertainment system so many years ago.  There have been a lot of changes and stories told over the years, and I have been happy to live through all of them.  While I didn’t like the original version of Final Fantasy IV, I decided to pickup a copy of FFXIV: A Realm Reborn and give it a try.

What I had not expected was the amount of free time that I would need to really progress through the game.  With a fulltime job, I really didn’t have the same amount of time to dedicate to a video game, and it was apparent that I wasn’t going to make it very far with what little gil (the in-game currency) that I had.

Since I am an impatient fellow, I decided that instead of trading my time to farm money in the game, I would buy it instead.  It didn’t take me long to find a site that sold cheap FFXIV gil and order some for my account.  The gil was delivered quickly and I was so happy that I was able to upgrade my equipment and have an easier time with the game.

In the future, if I feel that I need some new equipment for my character, I am just going to buy the gil instead of spending my time grinding to get it – it just makes more sense.

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Remocam Promises Home Security at your Fingertips

Remocam Promises Home Security at your Fingertips

Home security is an important issue for everyone.  Every year the number of homes that are victims of break and enters increases.  For families like ours, we also worry about what the babysitter or nanny is doing while we are away from the home.  Unfortunately, there hasn’t been a solution on the market that made it economical to keep an eye on your house while you were not there.

Until now.

The Remocam security camera has been designed to make it easy to keep an eye on your home while you are not there.  It connects seamlessly to your wireless network and allows you to stream a video feed from your home right to an app on your smartphone.

But it is more than a simple security camera.

In fact, the Remocam allows you to automate your home right from your smartphone.  It works with some other accessories to allow you to control lighting, wall outlets and even feed your pet.  It can even control any device in your home that already uses a remote control.  There are also other automation applications that they will be providing in future releases of this cutting edge security camera.

Where can you get a Remocam of your own?

Great question.  Currently they are raising funds with an IndieGoGo campaign to start commercial production of the Remocam.  After the campaign is complete, they are hoping to start producing and shipping in August.

To learn more about the Remocam and how you can help them bring it to market, visit

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May 20, 20151 comment
Fundraising for New Team Jerseys

Fundraising for New Team Jerseys

After our school made the mistake of buying cheap jerseys last year for the volleyball team that fell apart, we found ourselves raising money for the second year in a row to buy new team jerseys.  The kids needed them to play their sports, and the school certainly didn’t have any money in the budget for them.  So, we will be doing a series of fundraisers to make enough money to get new jerseys for the team.

Instead of letting the school take care of buying the jerseys, the parent committee has decided to be the ones responsible for buying the clothes.  As a committee, we have decided to buy based on quality instead of just price.  Don’t get me wrong – we don’t want to spend any more money than we have to, but we don’t want to be buying new uniforms again next year.

After doing some research, we decided that we were going to use Augusta Sportswear branded clothing for our uniforms.  We chose them for the high quality products that they make at an affordable price.  We were not going to have to compromise by going with this brand as they carried the latest trendy designs, carried all sizes up to a 5XL and are known in the uniform business as a solid and reputable company.

While we won’t be using these new uniforms this year, I can’t wait to see the team outfitted in them starting in the fall.  But I shouldn’t get ahead of myself – we have some fundraising to do first.

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Saving Money Making Coffee at Home

Saving Money Making Coffee at Home

I start my morning each and every day with a hot cup of coffee.  It serves to wake me up and gets me ready for my day.  I was usually in a rush in the morning, so I would grab a coffee at Tim Horton’s on the way to work.  Getting my coffee each day worked well like this for me, and I didn’t think much of it.

But when I was working on my budget for the month, I discovered how much money I was spending on coffee each month and I was shocked – it was more that $100 for the 20 days each month that I went to work.  That $1,200 per year would make the start of a nice vacation fund, so I started looking into ways to save money while feeding my need for coffee.

After a little research, I decided the most economical way was to start making coffee at home.  I bought a coffee maker, a can of coffee and tried to figure out how to make it on my own.

That was a big mistake.

The coffee that I made on my own was hardly palatable, and I couldn’t make a decent cup.

It couldn’t be that hard to make a cup of coffee, right?

Well, it was for me.  So I sought out a guide on how to make coffee at home.  I ended up at, a site for everyone that wants to learn how to brew a delicious cup of coffee.  The guide that I read was a lifesaver and I learned exactly where I was going wrong in my brewing process.

Now I am able to brew a delightful cup of coffee in the comfort of my home each and every morning before I go to work.  With all the money I have been saving each day by not buying coffee on the way to work, I am hoping to take a vacation to somewhere warm next January.

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